Changes in how Spotify works with the web broke the ability to use the desktop client over a web browser as a preferred music player. This extension changes URL’s linking to Spotify playlists from http:// to spotify:// changing the control to the computers settings to use an external app.


Redirects links on web pages to skip loading the ‘Spotify Web Player’ and go directly to the official desktop app. If for whatever reason the web player does load an icon appears in the address bar that will perform the redirect once clicked.

****MUST CHECK “Allow Spotify to be started from the Web” IN SPOTIFY DESKTOP APP PREFERENCES! ****

CHANGELOG:

Version 2.1 2014-04-31

  • Removes tracking parameters from URLs which was preventing some links from working.

Version 2.0.1 2013-07-17

  • Added page action icon on web player page
  • Changed name from “Goodbye Spotify Web Player” to “Stopify”

Version 1.0.2 2013-07-14

  • removed target attribute from spotify link so unnecessary window doesn’t open.

https://github.com/admish/stopify-chrome

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stopify/fhncainmahcgdcoejihgbkfopcmoghlc